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don't be afraid to use that throttle

every engine has its Brake Specific Fuel Consumption sweet spot. this means that at a certain RPM and certain engine 'load', the engine will produce the most power most efficiently. This is good for when you are passing, merging or trying to determine best shift points. usually most 4 cylindar cars like 1800-3000rpm with 80% engine load. so don't be afraid to give it more gas. but careful to keep the RPMs and engine load reasonable (ie. do not floor the pedal).

posted by Aelred on August 6, 2012

this tip works for 97% of voting Fuelly members.

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